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Puratos starts construction on new R&D centre


March 7, 2013
By Bakers Journal

March 7, 2013, Groot-Bijgaarden, Belgium – Construction of a new global
research and development centre has started at the Puratos Group’s
headquarters in Groot-Bijgaarden, Belgium.

March 7, 2013, Groot-Bijgaarden, Belgium – Construction of a new global research and development centre has started at the Puratos Group’s headquarters in Groot-Bijgaarden, Belgium. Puratos says the new centre, which is set to open by the summer of 2014, will support the group’s long-term R&D efforts. The occasion was marked by an official first stone ceremony in the presence of local officials, trade organizations and research partners.

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Construction has started on Puratos' new R&D centre in Belgium.  

The centre will play a role in Puratos’ global network of innovation and research centres across the world, the company said in a press release. The company says the centre will feature three research platforms – a food technology laboratory, a baked products laboratory, and a biotechnology and analytical laboratory – covering some 6,000 square metres. The facility will be open to Puratos’ global R&D team, as well as research partners, including some leading universities.

Puratos Group says this new centre is part of a broad and long-term investment plan. In the course of 2013, a regional R&D centre for Asia will open in Guangzhou, China, with another R&D centre set to open in the United States next year.